Tag Archives: GBPI

Largest tax plan benefits flow to wealthiest Georgians, GBPI says

The Georgia Budget & Policy Institute analyzes the fallout from the tax cut bill that is moving to a vote in the U.S. House this week . . .

Tags: GBPI , impact on Georgia , tax cut bill

Study shows racial gap in award of HOPE scholarships

HOPE scholarship assistance is more likely to go to white students from middle- and upper-income families, according to a new report from the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute . . .

Tags: GBPI , HOPE scholarships , needs-based assistance

Report: Two-thirds of Ga. counties are medically underserved

A new report from the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute details the shortage of hospital beds and physicians in a majority of the state’s counties . . .

Tags: GBPI , hospital bed availability , Medicaid expansion , physician shortage

Tax breaks would total $471 million

Tax breaks adopted in this year’s legislative session, if signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal, would total nearly half a billion dollars . . .

Tags: GBPI , revenue impact , tax breaks

Report says immigrants bolster state’s economy, workforce

GBPI report says immigrants — both resident and undocumented — make a substantial contribution to growing Georgia’s economy . . .

Tags: GBPI , Georgia economy , immigrants , Josh McKoon , Nathan Deal , refugees , workforce

Georgia loses tax dollars, college grads through immigrant policy

GBPI report says Georgia could add more tax dollars, college graduates, by giving immigrants more access to public colleges . . .

Tags: GBPI , immigrant students , in-state tuition , University System

Political Notes – Lopez is pick for federal court bench

The Obama administration once again looks to the DeKalb County State Court bench to find a federal court nominee . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , David Pennington , Dax Lopez , federal judgeship , GBPI , inland port , sales tax holiday

Tax increases outweighed tax breaks this year

The General Assembly passed its usual assortment of tax breaks this year, but also approved tax increases that more than offset the exemptions . . .

Tags: GBPI , General Assembly , tax breaks , tax increases , Wesley Tharpe

Political Notes – Hice isn’t even in office one day and tea partiers are already gunning for him

Jody Hice, elected to Congress with strong support from tea partiers, already has tea partiers plotting his overthrow . . .

Tags: Alan Essig , Delvis Dutton , GBPI , Jody Hice , John Boehner , Sam Olens , Taifa Butler , Tea Party

Georgia’s jobless rate bumps up again

The unemployment rate for Georgia increased to 7.4 percent in June, the second month in a row where the jobless rate went up . . .

Tags: GBPI , Labor Department , Mark Butler , unemployment rate